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    October 2018 Newsletter

    Dear parents and learners

    Congratulations to Mrs K.Tsotetsi who has been appointed as Head of Sciences as from the beginning of October. We know she will add value to our school.

    Congratulations to the Executive of the RCL for 2019:
    Chairperson – R Gunene
    Deputy Chairpersons – M Bonde and T Mugwazo
    Members – S Singh, S Poonsammy, C Gasa

    Thank you to all parents who have met their commitment to pay school fees. There is still 1 school month left in order to complete payments. Without your payment it is very difficult to keep the classes small and the school running effectively.

    Grade 12:

    It is disappointing to note the number of matrics who did not attend school in the first week of Term 4 to go through their prelim exam papers; a lot of valuable work was done and the grade 12s gained benefit.

    Please consider donating school uniform items to our second hand shop. These items go a long way in ensuring that learners have the correct school uniform.

    School Gardens:

    The funds raised in the buy-a-brick activity in the third term have been spent on beautifying the front of the school. If anyone has potted plants that they want to donate to the school, we will use them around the area in the matric garden.

    Thanks to Mr V Mbalo and Grassroots for designing and making a very beautiful entrance to our school.

    Notices from the SGB:

    • Reminder of the AGM and budget meeting on 24th October 2018 at 19:00 in the hall. We need 250 people for a quorum. Please support the SGB.

    • As of January 2019, if a learner tests positive for illegal substances, the cost of the test R100 will be added to the parents account.

    Examination time tables and retrieval guides:

    A composite time table was e-mailed to parents. Grade 8 and 9 will finish school at 13:00 each day from October to 9th November except the learners completing their Creative Arts’ Drama Practicals. Learners must consult their individual time table for this information.

    There is normal teaching on 7th November for the juniors except for those celebrating Diwali. Have a great festival!

    All learners will be issued with a retrieval guide for their textbooks. Please encourage your child to return all textbooks as per guide. It helps with stock-taking and ordering more books for the next year. If books have been lost, please pay the money at the accounts office and take the receipt to the media centre.


    Z.Laher and Z Hansa won the Mathematics Quiz. Z Hansa came 1st in the Grade 9 Maths Olympiad. Z Laher came 3rd in the Grade 8 Maths Olympiad. Well Done. Fun was had by all who entered the PAT competition and the Robotics competition.

    The Colour Run:

    Such fun was had by all. Thank you Mrs Joubert. (I hope all the clothes came clean.)

    Grade 11 visit to Vredefort and river rafting:

    Extra-Mural Awards

    Thank you to the 2018 House captains for all that you did to encourage others to participate in our numerous activities.

    Congratulations to the House captains of 2019. Work hard.

    Parental Support

    Please ensure your child gets enough rest during this exam period so that they can learn and do well in their examinations. Also establishing a study schedule goes a long way.

    Food Drive for the Feeding programme of Needy Families
    Please support us by donating one of the following items through your child:

    Baked beans, pilchards, jam, peanut butter, rice, teabags, cooking oil, packet soups, long life milk, salt, tomato and onion mix, soft porridge, oats, 2 minute noodles, sugar, pasta, biscuits, tinned veggies, corned meat, cake of soap, box of washing powder.

    Our families in need will be most grateful.


    School Rules:

    All school rules apply while learners are in school uniform from the time the learners leave home in the morning until they return home again. They do not lapse if the learner is off the school property or if it is outside of school hours. Please inspect your child before he or she goes to school.


    We are addressing the litter in the school. Some learners are just too lazy to put the litter into a bin even if they are sitting right next to it. It is everyone’s responsibility to STOP, PICK IT UP and PUT IT IN THE BIN. Everyone can help and do their bit to keep the environment clean.


    All educators are available should you need to speak to anyone. If the matter is sensitive, you may put it in writing to the Principal and the matter will then be forwarded to the relevant person to assist you.

    The Heads of Grade assist with discipline and academic problems.

    Grade 8 – Ms Kera and Mr Mpiyakhe Grade 9 – Ms Gallagher and Mrs Jennings Grade 10 – Mr Brown and Mrs Joseph Grade 11 – Mrs Koboka and Ms Khumalo Grade 12 – Mrs Chotoo and Mrs Sanders

    The SBST member for general counselling is Mrs Kata.
    The SBST member for homework sessions in the afternoon is Ms Zerf.

    The SBST member for account related issues and the feeding scheme is Mrs Healey.

    The Student Liaison Officer, Mrs van der Heever, is responsible for general counselling and basic first aid assistance.

    The social worker, Mrs Hennessy, is available on referral from one of the above SBST members and she will make an appointment with the learner and/or family.

    Road safety:

    Do not walk or play in the road. When getting out of taxis, please do not just rush across the road – first check for oncoming vehicles.

    Parental details:

    Please make sure that we have correct contact cell number and e-mail details for both parents as well as a current emergency contact number. You can update your details directly if you are using the D6 app or send an SMS or an e-mail to us at enquiries@willowmoore.co.za

    Mrs L Sanders Principal